Equine Assisted Services

Morning Dove serves groups through many unique programs, including field trips, workshops, and our unique Lead Changes program serving at-risk youth and adults.

We can design a program that fits the needs of your group too!

Lead Changes

Morning Dove’s Lead Changes program serves the at-risk community in an Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) group format, including youth and addiction rehabilitation. The program was developed in 2017 as an innovative EFL program using the proven benefits of the animal-human bond.

​This program is intended to build:

  • Confidence
  • Respect
  • Positive self-esteem
  • Trust

​Lead Changes is offered to at-risk youth in partnership with elementary and middle schools in the greater Indianapolis community, including Marion, Boone, Hamilton and Hendricks counties. If you or your school would like to learn more about this program, please contact us!

The Lead Changes curriculum is directly linked to 21st Century Learning skills:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication
  • Collaboration

​This ensures the impact can be extended into the classroom and ultimately into the children’s daily lives.

Lead Changes has also been adapted and expanded to address the unique challenges faced by adults in addiction recovery, as well as adults adapting to post-traumatic events. Using equine EFL activities to teach and reinforce positive relationships and behaviors, the program is designed for adults (versus our youth program). Our ultimate goal is for the participants to increase self-confidence, improve communication, compassion, empathy, self-discipline, and enhance engagement in their lives and community.

Lead Changes is offered in partnership with hospital-based programs and community organizations in the greater Indianapolis community.  If your organization would like to learn more about this program, please contact us!

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Heroes On Board

Morning Dove is excited to partner with the Indianapolis Vet Center to offer equine-assisted activities and therapies to veterans with physical and/or emotional challenges.

Morning Dove’s Heroes on Board program incorporates unmounted equine activities for veterans. Our program is designed to address the special needs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, as well as other emotional challenges, along with the physical disabilities faced by many of our veterans.

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